Weekend Plantidote 2012-04-21
Lone maple, Japanese garden, Bloedel Reserve
Take a break from the unhinged, insane, unbalanced 24 hour news cycle. Take a moment and contemplate this peaceful, tranquil scene (Japanese garden at Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island WA). Click the image to see the larger image.
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